What should I read next?

November 25, 2009

Are you looking for the next title in a series?  Sequels, 4th Edition: An Annotated Guide to Novels in Series by Janet G. Husband and Jonathan F. Husband has arrived.  Available for browsing within the library in our Readers’ Advisory collection on the second floor, Sequels, is a popular guide to novels in series.  With greatly expanded  listings including mysteries, fantasy, science fiction, and romance, plus non–genre fiction selections, Sequels is a great source to consult when looking  for either something similar or completely different.  If you haven’t yet visited our Readers’ Advisory area, it is located behind the second floor information desk near the Young Adult collection.  While there, have a look at our subject booklists and author read-a-likes.


Books in a Series

December 18, 2006

A series is defined as “two or more books linked by character, settings or other common traits”. Readers are constantely challenged by which book came first. Many readers like to read an author’s books in the order in which they were published. Some readers follow a particular character and like to know which book came first etc. The following resources are usefull in identifying books in a series:

What’s Next? Kent County Library (MI) http://www.kdl.org/libcat/WhatsNextNEW.asp
This database is searchable by author and series title.

Fantastic Fiction http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/
This is a UK product. Readers can search by author or browse by author. You retrieve a short biography of the author and their titles organized by series and/or date of publication.